Alignment refers to where the text is lined up.

  • Align left: text is lined up on the left side, and the right is ragged, as shown in these sentences. Also known as flush left.

  • Align right: text is lined up on the right, and the left edge is ragged. Also known as flush right.

  • Align center: text is centered on a vertical axis between your margins. If you change your margins, your centered text will shift.

  • Justified: text is lined up on both the left and right margins, as seen in the paragraphs below.

To change your alignment, you know what to do! That’s right: select first, then do it to it—highlight the text, then choose the alignment from the menu or the buttons, as shown below.

Alignment is paragraph-specific formatting; that is, whichever ...

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